Mitchell Hartman is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Entrepreneurship Desk and also covers employment.

A veteran Marketplace reporter, he was hired in 1994 as an assistant producer on the Marketplace Morning Report, hosted that program in 1996 and 1997, and then served as commentary editor and features editor for all Marketplace productions.

Hartman left Marketplace in 2001 to move to Portland, Ore., where he served as editor of a statewide business magazine, Oregon Business, and was subsequently editor of Reed College’s alumni magazine. In 2008, Hartman returned to Marketplace to serve in his current position, filing reports from his bureau’s base at Oregon Public Broadcasting in his adopted hometown of Portland.

Since 2008, Hartman has produced a number of broadcast series, including, "Different States of Unemployment" (spring 2009) and "Help Not Wanted" (summer 2010).

He also traveled to Egypt to cover the Arab Spring. Hartman enjoys his work as a radio reporter because it provides him the opportunity to “ask impertinent questions and exercise my curiosity to the max.”

Before his career with American Public Media, Hartman worked in human rights and refugee advocacy for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). He has also worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cairo Today magazine, Middletown Press, New Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Hartman is a native of Teaneck, N.J., and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.


Features by Mitchell Hartman

Can startups succeed outside Silicon Valley?

Provo and Salt Lake City are home to a cluster of tech start-up companies, thanks to the culture and geography of Utah.
Posted In: Utah, startup

What's the cost when unemployment benefits expire?

For 1.3 million Americans, long-term federal unemployment benefits expire this weekend.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

Ten thousand apply for 750 Southwest Airlines jobs

Southwest is hiring hundreds of flight attendants and thousands have applied for the jobs.
Posted In: Jobs, Airlines

Are no jobs safe? Outsourcing sign-spinner jobs ... to robots

Industrial robots are replacing factory workers on the assembly line. Will minimum-wage retail jobs be next?
Posted In: Bagels, Portland

A 'Weird Wednesday' Christmas for the economy

When Christmas falls on a Wednesday--as it does about every seven years--it can be complicated for employees and employers, and difficult for retailers.
Posted In: Christmas, Retail, Christmas shopping

A Christmas Day movie about sleaze on Wall Street

Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' opens today and financial folks won't shy away.
Posted In: hollywood, Wall Street

Long-term unemployed get a holiday without much cheer

Long-term unemployment has not been this high for this long since World War II.
Posted In: long-term unemployed, Unemployment

Does holiday work lead to full-time jobs?

Holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail

Never heard of a data broker? They know all about you

A Senate Committee hears testimony about data brokers, the companies that collect and compile info about consumers via online tracking.
Posted In: big data

Can Adobe 'photoshop out' privacy concerns?

Adobe's security concerns could impact the company’s financial performance, eventually.
Posted In: Adobe, security, hacking


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